WOMEN’S FOOTBALL MATCH IN DAEMEN ENDS IN A 0-0 DRAW
Amherst, NY – On a rainy Tuesday afternoon at Karrer Field, the Le Moyne College women’s soccer team recorded a 0-0 road draw against a Daemen University team that fired the top five team scorers of nine wins last year.
Senior goalkeeper Le Moyne Allison Moreau (Sauquoit, NY/Sauquoit Valley) recorded nine saves in the 90 minutes to keep the game scoreless and allow the Dolphins to leave Western New York with a tie.
Moreau recorded three saves in the first half and six in the second. In the 52n/a minute, a Daemen player was fouled in the box, resulting in a penalty for the Wildcats. Moreau made a huge save on the PK to maintain the level of the match.
“Every time we step onto the pitch, we want to win the game. We are not playing for a draw. Today’s result is a very good result against a very well-trained, organized Daemen University team. and seasoned. The game was played in difficult conditions and there were times when we had to absorb a lot of pressure. Thanks to our players who had to invent many plays on both sides of the ball to get a result in the today’s game. We are very proud of our players who are improving individually and collectively every day. Today’s game is just another positive step in the right direction,” said Le Moyne. , interim head coach of women’s soccer. Jaro Zawislan following the game.
Forwards Daemen Brooke Amato and Alyssa Diaz each recorded three shots on goal for the Wildcats, while senior midfielder Nicole Grichen had two shots on goal and played all 90 minutes.
Le Moyne Defenders Catherine Courcy (Syracuse, NY/Christian Brethren Academy), Rylee Alston (Endwell, NY/Maine-Endwell), Lara Lobe (Trebnje, Slovenia/Gymnasium Novo Mesto) and Hildur Unnarsdottir (Kópavogur, Iceland/Commercial College of Iceland) each played the full 90 minutes as the Dolphins completed a clean sheet in very rainy conditions.
After scoring a goal on his college debut against Chestnut Hill, the freshman midfielder Lindsey LeBlanc (Westminster, Mass./St. Bernard’s) made his first career start as a Dolphin against the Wildcats. LeBlanc led the Dolphins with two shots on Tuesday, and in the 83rd minute, she put in a shot on goal that was saved by Daemen goalkeeper Tori DeLappi.
The Dolphins earned a corner kick at 88:31 but failed to convert in the box.
Moreau’s last save of the game came with less than a minute to go. With 0:31 seconds left on the clock, Grichen fired a shot towards the bottom right corner of the net, but Moreau was there to make his ninth save of the game.
Marissa Lisikatos (Cold Spring, NY/Haldane) and Magda Aspholem (Östersund, Sweden/Jämtlands Gymnasium Wargentin) both played all 90 minutes as central midfielders for the ‘Phins.
First year midfielder Alva Larsson (Malung, Sweden/Lugnetgymnasiet) played 47 minutes as a substitute and managed a shot for Le Moyne.
The Le Moyne College women’s soccer team will be back in action on Sunday, September 4 with a game at noon at Lake Erie College.